Articles of Note

The history of the closet. It made itself useful in 15th-century Italy, where studioli housed secret poems and experimental philosophy... more »

New Books

“Can I come home with you?” Diane Arbus would follow a couple home or pick up odd-looking men on the street, all in search of authentic experience... more »

Essays & Opinions

Mary McCarthy reserved the right to be “difficult.” What this meant in practice was that she was lacerating, supremely clever, and above all opportunistic... more »